Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy 2 weeks!

It's hard to believe that it's already been two weeks since Winston was born!  He just keeps getting cuter and cuter to me, and I just can't get enough of him!  He has started to smile and it's just the most adorable thing in the world.  He seems to be doing well, we take him in for his check up on Wednesday.  But he is definitely growing, he's actually filling out some of his clothes now.  We just love our little one!

 Aunt Kira had a little photo shoot with Winston--he behaved pretty well for it.  He isn't camera shy at all :)

 He loves to stretch out his legs!

 All bundled up for a walk outside to get some sunshine!

 We took him up to Brigham City to meet great-grandma Christensen.  He was asleep for most of the visit, but it was nice for us to be able to visit with grandma and introduce her to Winston :)

 We are a happy family :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Welcome home, Winston!!! We love you!!!

Our little Winston was born Monday the 10th at 5:30 pm.  He was one day over due but was definitely worth the wait.  He weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 19" long.  Wow, were we surprised.  We thought he would be at least 8lbs but he's healthy and well.  Mom was treated very well at the hospital and we had some visits from family and we were able to come home on Wednesday 2 days later.  Poor little guy had jaundace and so we had to take a lamp bed home with us to help control it.  After 3 visits to the doc's we were cleared to stop using the bed.  Yeah!!!  He really did not like it at all.  During the day it was fine but at night he cried all night.  Poor little guy.  We're super happy that he doesn't have to use that anymore.  We're still trying to figure out his schedule of feeding, burping, sleeping, and etc. but we sure do love him.  We find ourselves staring at him and smiling.  He is our little sweet boy.

 Here he is a few minutes after he was born.  They were just cleaning him up and gave him his first shot.  Whit got a few photos and some video--it's only been a few days but we just watched it and were oohing and aahing over it.  He is such a cute baby!!!

 He stayed wide eyed for such a long time after delivery!  He just kept looking around at everything.  We just couldn't get enough of him :)

 Whit's work sent us these beautiful flowers.  They were so bright and beautiful to have in our room.  They are still blooming in our home now and today Whit pointed out--yellow flowers for a yellow baby!  :)

 This is right after we got home from the hospital.  He did great for his first car ride!

 He loves being swaddled and we love taking pictures of him :)

 Every once in awhile he was really good on his Billy Bed.  This time he just laid there contently for about an hour and then fell asleep.  It was great!  Too bad every time wasn't like that :)

 Being rocked by Grandma C (who made that cute blanket he's wrapped in) :)

 Dad loves him so much!  He will just hold him for hours at a time.  I think Winston likes his dad because he always seems to be calmer when Whit is holding him.

 Poor guy had to keep getting his blood drawn at the pediatrician's.  Sometimes they would have to poke both heels since his blood was so thick and slow to come out.  But he was a trooper and the last time we went, he didn't even cry at all!

 Watching baseball with his dad :)
 I think he likes watching baseball about as much as I do!  :)

 Here's what the Billy Bed looks like.  I'm so glad we don't have to use it anymore!

 Sporting the leg warmers I got him.  I think it will be awhile before he grows into them :)

 Our first walk around the neighborhood!

 Just hangin', the boys.

"Thanks mom, I'm so content!", says Winston after a good feeding. :)  We love him and how can you not with that sweet face!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October is finally here!

But sadly our baby isn't :(  we have been busy waiting for him though--anything to pass the time until his arrival :)

Three Saturdays ago (I know, I'm terrible at posting!) my cute friends had a fun baby shower for me.  I got to see some dear friends and we had a great time eating and talking!  It was way super fun and everyone gave us such nice things.  I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends!

Two Saturdays ago, Whit went fishing with his friend.  He caught one of the biggest fish ever!  Does he look happy or what?  :)

While he was away, I went down to my parent's house and spent the day with them.  My dad was busy harvesting honey, and unfortunately got stung a few times in his hand!  It swelled up quite a bit--but I still think my ankles take the prize!

Isn't that one bee huge?  I'm still working on photography skills, but you can kind of get the idea that he is about twice as big as all of the other bees.  It was crazy to see!  So, I had a fun time hanging out with mum and dad and we all went to the Relief Society broadcast together that evening.  It was a wonderful day.

Then this Saturday was conference!  I absolutely love general conference!  Whit and I watched the morning session together and then went for a little walk around the neighborhood.  Then my family came over, they all went to the session at the conference center and came to our place after.  We all went to lunch at one of our favorite thai restaurants.  Then Whit had to go into work for a few hours and my family stayed with me and watched the afternoon session at our place.  Then we went for a walk around Daybreak to take advantage of the beautiful yet windy weather.  :)  I tried to take some great family photos, but like I said, I'm still learning.  After reviewing these, I have decided that it's best to wait for a non-windy day, and it's good if you don't take people's pictures while they are staring into the sun.  But it does make for some classic Christensen photos, that's for sure!  :)

Aren't my dad's sunglasses the best?  He says he takes the title of grandpa very seriously and has started dressing the part :)  It was really fun to spend the day with family.  Whit went to priesthood with his brother, and they went to dinner after, so that is fun too.  We are so lucky that we live close to family!

Well, that's about it.  We are happy and healthy and hopeful that the baby will come soon.  We don't seem anxious at all, do we?  :)